Friday, August 15, 2008

Back in the New World

Finally back from Oxford, where I attended this NEH Summer Institute. Overall, a tremendous experience. More regular blogging will resume shortly...

I will, however, now point you to a great lecture series that's I'm organizing for Fall 2008 at Virginia Tech. All are, of course, welcome...

Crusades, Then & Now

Fri. 9/26 -- 7pm
"The Origins of the Crusades"
Gregory Bell

Duke University

Thurs. 10/9 -- 7pm
"The First Crusade and the Origins of Europe"

Jay Rubenstein

2007 MacArthur Fellow
Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville

Thurs. 10/23 -- 7pm
"By Sword or Word: Spreading the Gospel in the Age of Crusade"

Brett Whalen

Univ. North Carolina, Chapel-Hill

Thurs. 11/13 -- 7pm
Using "Crusade" Today: A Discussion

Rachel Scott, Virginia Tech
Ananda Abeysekara, Virginia Tech
Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Tech

UPDATE: Forgot to mention that I'm going to try to podcast each of these talks, so you can all listen to them yourselves.


Another Damned Medievalist said...

I may try to get to one of those!

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Matthew Gabriele said...

Hope to see you there, ADM!